State Fair Beer Judging

Beer waiting to be judged

State Fair Beer Judging

Updated with cancellation of California State Fair 2020 announcement.

Summer is my favorite season, without a doubt! Camping with friends, wineries to explore, long days to enjoy, local hikes, and warm days beg for cold beer. Every year, the California State Fair brings hundreds of thousands of people to Cal Expo in Sacramento. No Fair is complete without awards for the state's best beer.

You Judge Beer?!

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Hoppy Easter Beer Baskets

Easter Basket

Hoppy Easter Beer Baskets

Not Your Average Easter

Every year, many families gather together and celebrate Easter by going to church, having brunch, an Easter egg hunt, and enjoy time with each other. The holiday might include a nice dinner too. The exception this year is that most of this won't happen, due to the Coronavirus aka COVID-19, and guidelines set to shelter in place (SIP). My mom already had to make the decision to "cancel Easter" after 42 years of celebrating...

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California Craft Brewers Cup Competition

Various beers waiting to be judged

New Competition for California Breweries

California Craft Brewers Cup Debuts

The California Craft Brewers Cup is a new brewing competition that showcases just how far California has risen in the beer world over the past several years. The competition was a partnership between the various beer guilds and the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA). It recognizes the best craft beers in the state of California. The brewers did not disappoint.

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Oktoberfest Fun in Munich

Beer at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Munich!

First, let's start with the basics. Oktoberfest in was founded by Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, and his wife, Therese, as an invitation to the citizenry to help celebrate their wedding on October 12, 1810. Unlike today’s Fest, it lasted only 5 days just outside city gates. It begins the 3rd weekend in September and ends the first weekend in October. It was not a regular event until 1950.

World renowned for the beer...

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